Danish Contributions to UNHCR
Denmark has entered a five-year agreement with UNHCR for the period 2022-2026, and is committed to continued flexible contributions and support for sustainable solutions. In 2022, Denmark contributed a total of USD 106.9 million to UNHCR, of which USD 35.6 million was unearmarked. Denmark has consistently been a top donor to UNHCR.
Facts about Denmark as a UNHCR donor
- Denmark was amongst the earliest donors to respond to UNHCR’s response in Ukraine.
- Denmark provided urgent humanitarian support in response to the Afghanistan situation in 2022.
- In 2022, Denmark was the 8th biggest government donor and the 4th largest donor per capita.
- Denmark’s thematic focus areas: Solutions and Innovation.
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Read more about the impact of Denmark’s contributions
The seismic events that occurred on 7 and 11 October, have left Afghanistan in disarray, directly impacting 250,000 people, claiming over 1,400 lives, and leaving 19,250 individuals, spanning 3,197 families, in dire need across seven districts. Denmark’s commitment to humanitarian efforts is making it possible for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to scale up the response as Afghanistan grapples with the aftermath of the two devastating earthquakes.
Unearmarked contributions and rapid funding from Denmark have allowed UNHCR to quickly scale up and respond in emergencies such as breakout of conflict in Sudan, the earthquakes in Syria and Türkiye and tragic fires in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.
Interview with Danish Maja Lazić, Deputy Head of the World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement in Copenhagen on the work and ambitions of the innovative partnership – and on how data and analysis can concretely help improve the response to global...